Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, the physicist, died 60 years ago in 1955 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It is 60 years since Dr Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, died.

Einstein was a genius. His theories in physics helped bring about the dawn of a new age of scientific discovery and understanding.

He died on 18 April 1955, aged 76, leaving behind a legacy that included his most famous theory, the general theory of relativity, that spawned the ubiquitous formula E=MC².

Born to Jewish parents in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, Einstein would die in Princeton, America, after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933.

Here is how the Plymouth News Caravan reported Einstein's passing back in 1955.